SwiftLit is a new subscription box company offering monthly book boxes, which can be purchased as a running subscription. Each box will contain one newly released paperback title and some associated goodies.
SwiftLit began when some difficult times at work meant I almost lost my job as a Bookseller. Not wanting to leave the trade I began revisiting some old ideas I had about opening a bookshop. Several word documents of ideas and mind maps later, the idea of a literary subscription box started to emerge. I know that SwiftLit is a company through which I want to provide you with great new releases and alongside that, offer new ways of creating communications with other readers.
In the box, you will get one newly released fiction paperback along with a specially curated selection of extras. These may include samples of tea, bookmarks, art prints etc. Some items will repeat whilst others will change from box to box.
The books sent out will be paperback fiction and fall under the category of general or literary fiction. Every book will be carefully selected by Scott, the owner of SwiftLit to guarantee great quality writing that can provoke plenty of discussions. As the company progresses we will be looking to expand the product range to give a choice between different genres of book.
Scott curates each box himself. Scott receives a great number of upcoming titles from publishers all over the UK and goes through them before compiling a long list and subsequent shortlist. The books are gradually narrowed down until a title that fits the SwiftLit criteria is finally selected for a box. We make the book the central element of our boxes and everything else we include is built around that particular work.
This is something we try to avoid by only sending out books that are no older than two months in paperback. We also try to scout out books that may have slipped through the net of the mainstream bookshop chains. Every effort would have gone in to ensure the books sent to you are new discoveries for you but of course, this issue is not completely unavoidable.